Monday, December 21, 2015

Digital Futures

Here is a short film in which I, along with others at Ulster University,  explain what the three strands of the ‘Digital Futures – a strategy to shape the future of Blended, Open and Online Learning at Ulster University’ means to our teaching, the student experience and research.
Digital Futures - the academic voice from Office for Digital Learning on Vimeo.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Guerrand-Hermès Foundation Peace Dialogue

It was a great pleasure to participate in a peace dialogue in December. On 14-15 Dec 2015, the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace (GHFP) with partners the Fetzer Institute brought together a small group of international experts at Highley Manor House in Sussex for a first dialogue in this series to consider the nature of peace and how to apply this understanding in determining the structures, systems and institutional cultures required to bring about a common political vision of peace internationally and globally.  The insights from each dialogue and learnings from the Spirit of Humanity Forum 2017 will be disseminated more widely in different forms of report in 2016/7, including volumes of edited books to be published by mainstream publishers. 

Dialogue participants at Highley Manor

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Making Transitional Justice Work

An expert meeting - hosted by Impunity Watch (IW), International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - entitled “Making Transitional Justice Work”  ran from 25-27 November 2015.  The meeting brought together policy makers, practitioners and experts in the field of traditional justice to discuss and develop new ideas for effective and reinvigorated transitional justice policy. The meeting focused on the practical guide on transitional justice to be used by the Dutch government and other policy-makers in the field. I attended the dialogue and also facilitated a session.

Download concept note and also the programme.